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The Grouse

€€ - €€€Irish, European,
74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 5234
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good8%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“barbary duck” (4 reviews)
“club sandwich” (6 reviews)
“mussels” (7 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
Irish, European, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Good menu, tasty food and great service. First time eating here and I'll definitely be back. Reasonably priced as well.

1  Thank Im_a_happy_camper41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time in the Grouse - had a quick look at the menu for vegetarian option for my wife and a couple of choices. She settled on the chilli vegetable pasta and it was excellent - best vege lunch choice in a long time. I...More

4  Thank Pforj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with my family to celebrate my sister's birthday on a Saturday evening. When I arrived the waitress was very pleasant and sat us down immediately. We all ordered gin which they have a magnificent selection of, before ordering the mains. My sister...More

3  Thank kevin865936
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for lunch and ordered the crispy salt and chilli chicken. It arrived quickly and looked amazing. There were 4 of us and 2 of us ordered the same thing. The noodles had a really awful taste, neither i nor my friend could eat...More

3  Thank LJPB18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here last night with friends. We had a mixture of sharing plates to start which were delicious and a great idea and very Mediterranean. I went for the spiced curried Monkfish and recommend it. The bubblegum cocktails and Gins went down well and all...More

3  Thank Geraldine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner had a meal in the grouse last week and we were very impressed by the wide selection of food and drinks especially the variety of gin, the staff were very friendly and the atmosphere is cosy and traditional would definatley recommend...More

4  Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the grouse frequently since their reburb and cannot fault it, the cocktails are to die for and I would really reccomend the duck tortillas, they have a night club upstairs too which is always lively on a Saturday night if...More

4  Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service, the honey chilli was amazing and the portions was just the right size, deffo be back

4  Thank Emma D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service. The staff are always so friendly and making sure you have everything you need. Also a great selection on the food and drinks menus.

4  Thank Kirsty M
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Many a good night I have had here and came with a crowd of friends on saturday for dinner and drinks. I started with Whitley Neil rhubarb and ginger gin then onto Don Julio 1942 tequilla. Highly recommend both. We all agreed the food was...More

4  Thank Peter M
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Questions & Answers
4 March 2018|
Response from Mark M | Property representative |
Hi there ew1978, we have a new menu coming into place by the end of this month with extra vegetarian & vegan options. If you would like to give us a call we can also arrange with the chef to create a dish of your preference... More
Margaret G
12 December 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Property representative |
Hi Margaret, that won't be a problem at all as long as there is someone available to collect the food from ourselves. If you could give us a call on 02825645234 we will be happy to organise everything for you. Many thanks
kevin j
15 April 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Property representative |
Hi Kevin, hope you're well! That won't be a problem at all if you want to give us a call anytime after 12pm tomorrow on 02825645234 and ask for Boryana and we will get it sorted and posted out to you. Many thanks Mark... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 5234
  • E-mail
Here at the Grouse we pride ourselves on our first class customer service & food. All of our food is locally sourced and cooked fresh. We are located in the centre of Ballymena right beside the tower centre car park. We hope to see you soon!
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